David Streeten Lectures


Dr. David Streeten was an international authority on disorders of the adrenal gland, endocrine causes of hypertension, and autonomic and orthostatic disorders of the circulation.  His interest in dysautonomia led him to establish, along with others, the American Autonomic Society, of which he was a President.  He was a role model for patient-oriented researchers.  His desire to help patients helped guide his clinical investigations for over 40 years.   – Taken from: Moses AM & Weinstock RS. In Memoriam: David H. P. Streeten. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. 86(2): 471-472, 2001.


“I first met Dr. Streeten at the first AAS meeting I attended in 1992 […]. I sat down with him at breakfast once to discuss a case, and he gave his full attention. One had the impression that he would have given you all the time in the world, and he thought deeply about clinical questions. […] It’s people like him, in addition to the subject itself, that drew me to the field.” – Dr. William Cheshire, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

30th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System, Clearwater Beach, Florida

Dr. Eduardo Benarroch, Multiple system atrophy and brainstem control of survival
N.C. Breier (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), Increased gastrointestinal gut hormones secretion following a glucose challenge in postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome


29th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System, Newport Beach, California

Dr. Roy Freeman, The art and science of clinical autonomic research
Karla Minota (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), Sweat gland nerve fiber density: development of a novel unbiased reconstruction methodology, Streeten travel Fellowship Award


28th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System, Clearwater Beach, Florida

Dr. Horacio Kaufmann, “Lessons my patients taught me”


27th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System, San Diego, California

Dr. Kevin Shoemaker, “Recruitment strategies in efferent sympathetic nerve activity: old hypotheses gain momentum in human multi-unit recordings”


25th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Dr. Christopher Mathias, “The evolving nature of autonomic medicine in the new millennium–and peering into the mirror of Galadriel”
Dr. Nadia Maruyama (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), “The role of 17β-estradiol in the RVLM of renovascular hypertensive rats”

24th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System, Kohala Coast, the Big Island, Hawaii

Dr. Irwin Schatz, “Lessons from the recent past: The Tuskegee Study”
Dr. Rocio Figueroa (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), “Improvement of ‘endothelial dysfunction’ during autonomic blockade in obesity-associated hypertensive human subjects”

23rd International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Dr. Mark Chapleau, “The ‘ups and downs’ of blood pressure & baroreflex sensitivity – a historical and personal perspective”
Dr. Niamh Goulding, (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), “Blunted osmopressor response in familial dysautonomia”

21st International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System, Marco Island, FL

Dr. Wouter Wieling, “An autonomic journey in only 30 seconds”
Dr. Jan Groothuis (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), “Preserved peripheral vasoconstriction during an orthostatic challenge in pure autonomic failure”

20th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, November 11-14, 2009

Dr. Francois M. Abboud, “Sensory signals in the development of neurogenic hypertension”
Dr. Cornelia Noack (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), “L-Dopa induced depression of hypoxic ventilatory drive in Parkinson’s disease”

19th International Symposium on the Autonomic Nervous System, Kauai, Hawaii, October 29-November 1, 2008

Dr. David Goldstein, “Catecholamines 101”
Dr. Emma Hart (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), “The balancing act between sympathetic nerve activity and cardiac output: differences between young men and women”

18th International Symposium & Second Joint Meeting with EFAS, Vienna, Austria, October 10-13, 2007

Dr. Michael Joyner, “POTS: Deconditioning, pseudodeconditioning, both or neither”
Dr. Alessia Nicotra (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), “Impact of spinal cord injury on emotion and autonomic function: an exploratory brain functional magnetic resonance imaging study”

17th International Symposium, Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, November 1-4, 2006

Dr. Roger Hainsworth, “Why guardsmen don’t faint”
Dr. Cyndya Shibao (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), “Novel treatment for postprandial hypotension with an alpha-glucosidase inhibitor, acarbose”

16th International Symposium, Los Cabos, Mexico, October 6-9, 2005

Dr. Felicia Axelrod, “A world without pain or tears”
Dr. Nidhi Maheshwari (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), “Cardiovascular dysregulation and reduced lifespan in a novel mouse model of hypertension and hypercholesterolemia”

15th International Symposium & First Joint Meeting with EFAS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 20-23, 2004

Dr. Phillip Low, “My journey with the autonomic nervous system”
Dr. Qi Fu (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), “Baroreflex regulation of muscle sympathetic nerve activity does not reset during chronic antihypertensive therapy: A potential mechanism for treatment failure?”

14th International Symposium, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, November 5-8, 2003

Dr. David Robertson, “Volume and vasoconstriction in orthostatic intolerance”
Dr. Alfredo Gamboa (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award), “The contribution of endothelial vs. neural nitric oxide to blood pressure is uncovered by autonomic blockade”

13th International Symposium, Hilton Head, NC, October 24-27, 2002

Dr. Robert Hoeldtke, “Pathophysiology of diabetic autonomic polyneuropathy”
Dr. Lucy Norcliffe (Streeten Travel Fellowship Award) “Patients with posturally related syncope have increased responsiveness of the cerebral circulation to carbon dioxide”